The rise of nationalism and extremism fuelled by injustice, faltering economies and growing mistrust is pulling people and nations apart. Many have drawn parallels between the current state of affairs and those that preceded earlier world wars. These are difficult times and now more than ever is it critical for world leaders to promote unity, justice and peace between all people. Join us at the 2019 Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK. This unique international event attracts more than 35,000 attendees from nearly 100 countries across the world and brings together people in the spirit of unity, brotherhood and peace.
The convention – hosted at the community’s 210-acre site near Alton, Hampshire – is the largest annual Muslim convention in the UK. It has the added distinction of being the international convention for our global community as our worldwide spiritual leader, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, will be gracing the event with his presence and addressing the convention on each of the three days.
Many distinguished guests including Parliamentarians, MEPs, diplomats, mayors, councillors, civic leaders and faith representatives will join us for this unique convention.
Date: 2nd - 4th August 2019
Venue: Oaklands Farm, East Worldham, Alton, Hampshire GU34 3AU
Media opportunities: 2nd – 4th August: Oaklands Farm, East Worldham, Alton, Hampshire GU34 3AU
Meet The Caliph
The Khalifa of Islam, A Man of Peace
Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Community and world’s leading Muslim figure promoting peace and inter‐religious harmony.
His Holiness frequently meets with parliamentarians and heads of state and has delivered keynote addresses at the United States Congress, the European Parliament, the UK Parliament, the Dutch Parliament and the Conference of World Religions in London.
Muslims Fly The Flag
Friday 2nd August
11:30 – 16:00
The worldwide Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community will raise the British flag in front of 35,000 UK delegates and an international satellite audience of millions.
Saturday 3rd August
12:30 – 17:00
International speakers including Government Ministers and multi-faith speakers addressing the convention followed by a speech by the Keynote address from His Holiness, Mirza Masroor Ahmad.
Muslims Form A Human Chain To Take A Vow Of Peace, Obedience And Loyalty
Sunday 4th August
10:00 – 14:30
The worldwide Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community will lead 35,000 followers and tens of millions via satellite in an inspiring vow of peace and obedience.
Ancient Holy Quran Exhibition
One of the largest collectors of ancient Holy Qurans and Islamic manuscripts in Europe brings a small part of his collection including a 750-year-old Holy Quran. Special presentation throughout the 3 days. Launch of Qur'an writing project (Al-Qalam) where each verse will be written by a different person.
Life-size Replica Of The Turin Shroud
Meet Barrie Schwortz who is one of the foremost Shroud experts worldwide and was the official documenting photographer of the only scientific examination of the shroud by the Vatican in 1978. The exhibition centres around a life-size replica of the Turin Shroud, argued by some to be the actual burial cloth of Jesus (as), used after the crucifixion.
Media will have access to private tours of the convention and will have the opportunity to meet and interview many distinguished guests.
Parking is available on site.
Attendees will be tweeting on the day and in the run up to the event using the hashtag #JalsaUK.
Please contact below for media accreditation or please register your interest.
Please contact below for media accreditation.
Head of Media, Department for External Affairs, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK
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